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Address: Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 498362930830
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The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his...

The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.

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Wonderful old castle!

The castle is older than neuschwanstein and was actually lived in as well as built upon an old knights castle. The tour was smaller and more personal than neischwanstein and we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The castle is older than neuschwanstein and was actually lived in as well as built upon an old knights castle. The tour was smaller and more personal than neischwanstein and we learned more actual history. The tour guide, Wolfgang, was also amazing. He was very fun, knew his information extensively and had great jokes!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the interior of this castle better than that of Neuschwanstein. This is the older, more authentic castle of the Bavarian monarchy. Still spectacular, and the outside is also very nice to see and photograph. Prepurchase your tickets or arrive very early in the morning, or be prepared to spend hours in line waiting for tickets. The tours are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The treasures in this castle are quite simply unbelievable. Everywhere you look there are priceless artefacts, given as gifts to the residents of the castle at the time. There has been no renovation or restoration of the paintings within, most of which are in a brilliant condition. It's really quite remarkable. The paintings brought a tear to my eye, rarely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's obviously not as popular as Neuschwanstein. Our tour guide was clueless. We took the audio guide tour, but got thrown in with the English tour because they didn't have enough people. Several times people in the tour group had to ask if we could move onto our next room because our tour guide was just staring out the window.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we toured this castle before neuschwanstein. easy hike up to castle, English tour. the garden is especially beautiful as is the view!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured this castle first and are so happy we did. Even though we spent the entire day turning both castles and in town, we were so happy that we did. The artwork in the castle is wonderful. The tour guide was enthusiastic and so informative. The gift shop here had a nice selection and we wish we had purchased... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle might not be as pretty on the outside as Neuschwanstein, but the tour you get is better information, longer, and there is much more to look at. I would recommend not skipping the tour to this castle. This castle is still privately owned and operated by the family, whereas Neuschwanstein is owned and operated by the German government,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's still very very impressive, but it's overshadowed by the amazingly famous Neuschwanstein, which is just across the road from it. It's totally worth a look however.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle is smaller than its more famous brother! But it is also quite ineteresen to see it! From the castle offers excellent views of the alpine lake, an excursion quite substantial.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the three main castles of Bavarian King Ludwig II and gives a fascinating introduction to his life and his schemes. Ludwig met an untimely end with his doctor as a result of his extravagance. This castle has beautiful views of the village and lake below. The colours of the trees round the lake in mid O.ctober... More 

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